On Sept. 13, 1971, New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller ordered armed state troopers to raid the prison in Attica, New York, ending a prison uprising to protest inhumane conditions at the facility. Troopers then indiscriminately shot over 2,000 rounds of ammunition, killing 29 prisoners and 10 guards. Recently released audio recordings provide a glimpse into the bizarre savage rituals of US federal and local rulers coming together.
"I think the combination of age and a greater coming together is responsible for the speed of the passing time." --Sam Melville, from a letter written shortly before he was killed by troopers in Attica
Complete audio of Rockefeller-Nixon Attica dialogue available at: http://www.archive.org/details/AtticaUprisingTheRockefeller-nixonTapes
Complete audio of Rockefeller-Nixon Attica dialogue available at:
Images from public domain:
- Internet archive (http://www.archive.org): "Republic Convention Highlights, 1960/07/25", "1960 Presidential Campaign Election Commercials"
"That's Life" (song) written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon and sung by Frank Sinatra (1966), sound recording administered by: WMG